Grease actor and singer Olivia Newton-John died from cancer at 73; fans and actors worldwide pay tribute to her.
Olivia Newton-John was a British-born Australian actress and singer. She was popularly known for her role as Sandy in Grease, one of the most successful film musicals ever made. The musical Grease was the biggest box-office hit of 1978. It gave Newton-John three huge hit singles, including Summer Nights and You're The One That I Want, where she performed with her co-star John Travolta.
Following the news of her demise, scores of fans and famous figures from the entertainment world shared heartfelt messages and memories of Newton-John. Her co-actor from Grease, John Travolta, wrote on Instagram that her impact was incredible. From Singer Rod Stewart to US television host Oprah Winfrey, many others shared their views and memories with her.
In 1992 Olivia was first diagnosed with cancer and became a leading cancer research advocate. Her charity, the Olivia Newton-John Foundation, has raised millions of pounds to support research. Queen Elizabeth recognized her efforts in the field and honored her with a damehood on the 2020 New Year's Honours list. She parted peacefully in her California ranch surrounded by friends and family after battling breast cancer for 30 years.